30 Henry Street Begins Marketing For Summer 2013 Condo Completion

An official realtor website from developer Fortis Property Group has popped up for Brooklyn Heights’ condo project 30 Henry Street, deemed “The Heights,” at the former site of The Brooklyn Eagle. A new rendering of the exterior has also been made public, Brownstoner shares.

The Real Deal offers the goodies on what it terms “a new boutique Brooklyn Heights condo,” saying that it will hit the market in earnest “in the next few months.” The development features five large full-floor units asking between $3.39 million for a 2,418sf first-floor unit with three bedrooms to $4.95 million for a 2,861sf fifth-floor pad with additional exterior space. Construction on the BKSK Architects-designed building, which will have keyed elevator access to all apartments, is slated to be completed by the late summer.

Fortis President Joel Kestenbaum notes, “There’s a great shortage of supply in Brooklyn Heights and demand for big apartments is very strong.” Fortis purchased the development site for $3.5 million in April. The design of the prospective building was criticized earlier this year by community organizations that deemed it too tame. At the time, BHA Executive Director Judy Stanton told the Wall Street Journal, “If there was ever a site that cries out for something quite special and a district that deserves something quite special,” this would be it.

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  • Skeptic

    $1,500 per square foot on a noisy, undesirable commercial street? LOL. The developer must be on something.

  • Gerry

    @ Skeptic – I agree this is NOT prime Brooklyn Heights but at least it will not flood like One Brooklyn Bridge Park had.

  • Skeptic

    @Gerry: How badly did OBBP flood? What was the impact on the residents? Did they have to leave, etc.?

  • Jorale-man

    Presumably there are double-pain windows on these condos. Every time I’m around there I hear a chorus of horn honking from drivers waiting to get off the Brooklyn Bridge.

    These North Heights developments should offer a shot in the arm to the Henry St. restaurant row at any rate.

  • Monty

    @Skeptic the flooding wasn’t the problem, OBBP had a fire in the basement. No one was evacuated, but they were without power and water for a while.

  • Gerry

    @ Skeptic – the basement and garage at One BBP had been flooded HVAC was damaged National Grid posted violations. A few cars had been destroyed. Most residents ignored evacuation orders a few with small children made a dash through a flooded garage. Elevators had been down and just 7 volts of electricty per apt for a week or so.

    i bet the insurance company is goingto drop One BBP.

    This condo is an evolving disaster allready hard to sell Hurricane Sandy has made them even more difficult to sell.

  • Gerry

    @ Jorale-man – I dont care how good the windows are this section of Brooklyn Heights remains lackluster all the granite and stainless steel, bells ans whistles will not make this great – I bet it goes up and become a rental

  • David on Middagh

    Hey, Gerry, man, how about some punctuation? Purely for readability.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Thank god this location has several hotdog vendors in a 2-3 block radius. Lackluster indeed!

  • OBBP

    I live in OBBP and the information posted is grossly inaccurate.

    – The building never lost power.
    – There was no fire, and there’s no garage to make a “mad dash” through. The loading dock doors were knocked down by the flood, but resident’s cars are not parked there. They were all moved up to the second floor and none were damaged.
    – OBBP is 85% sold and has been one of the best selling buildings in Brooklyn. Check out the reports on curbed.
    – Flood insurance is provided by FEMA.
    – “National Grid violations” doesn’t even make sense.
    – Basement did flood, but all services were restored in 2 weeks; much better then many condo buildings throughout the area.

  • HenryLoL

    The North Heights near fruit streets is certainly PRIME BH: Restaurant Row, some of the best, most quiet side streets, right near the promanade, easy walk to BBP and DUMBO, Cadman Plaza Park is right there, the 2/3 and A trains are right there… I would live there over any of the Avenues in Manhattan.

  • Mr. Crusty

    You mean Gerry had some information incorrect about OBBP? How surprising.

  • Cranberry Beret

    Not sure whether Gerry meant north heights in general or this corner in particular is lackluster. But kinda irrelevant. According to today’s New York Times, 20 Henry across the street is 85% sold (out of 38 units) after 9 months. No doubt the 30 Henry developer will be able to sell 5 units with parking (perhaps at lower prices though).

  • Wiley E.

    Damn. Krusty can swim.

  • Gerry

    30 Henry will be about as popular ar Love Lane wait and see.

    @ OBBP – all of the vacant hard to lease empty retail space, garage and basement had been flooded and heavily damaged and now no one one will want to set up business here negatively impacting the condos finaces forever.

    Basement garage had been flooded and cars had been damaged with HVAC systems. Elevators were down for weeks. National Grid posted HVAC violations. Each unit had 7 volts of electcity from an emegency generator.

    We are so fortunate hat we did not buy a condo at OBBP in a flood zone.

    OBBP is not 85% sold it is 40% sold the rest are units with no view and no one wants to buy them.

    You have a BIG problem your investment it is going down the tubes not a good idea to buy in a flood zone.

  • Gerry

    Mr. Crusty seems to think that I am interested in his opinion here or any place else?

  • Gerry

    All these condos have problems if you want a grand home in Brooklyn Heights buy a brownstone we have the most beautiful home with more space than any condo could offer and answer to no condo or co/op board my home is my domain and we love it!

  • stuart

    wow! this blog is really curmudgeon central.
    I park my car at One BBP and there was no damage or even temporary closure of the garage.
    This building looks like a great new addition to the Heights in a lovely section of the neighborhood.
    Henry Street is a classic Heights Street, the haters should go away.

  • Mr. Crusty

    Gerry you are one strange, strange dude. Your constant bragging about your “beautiful” home on Montague Terrace is so incredibly gauche I’m actually embarrassed for you. Do you not know how you come off? Do you think you are impressing anyone at all? And this need to put down other people’s choices whether OBBP or Henry Street is right in line with the mentality of a member of the Casino – an exclusionary club for people that think they are better than others. How repellent.

    I said it before and I’ll say it again, I would rather have a hot dog vendor as my neighbor than someone such as yourself.

  • Wiley E.

    What a disappointment. Both krusty and his soul-mate k-stuart survived the storm.

  • Still Here

    Not that I agree with him all the time, but I would’ve stopped reading this blog long ago if there was no Mr. Crusty. Blogs need intelligent discourse, not trashing.

    And I know folks in OBBP who refute all Jerry’s claims.

  • Mr. Crusty

    You never got over the fact that I embarrassed you here on this blog a while back have you little wilie? Trust me, it wasn’t all that difficult. Buck up little wilie I’m sure you will get over it.

  • Gerry

    @ Crusty – again we are not interested in your opinion.

    And leave it to me to tell all of BrooklynHeights that we live in prime Brooklyn Heights on Montague Terrace stop dropping our address in your blog posts leave that to me.

    @ Stuart I am glad that your car was not damaged in the flood at One BBP all of the retail space was under 10 feet of water with sections of the garage.

    Parking is a problem here in Brooklyn Heights we had heard that One BBP had resorted to renting out garage space to non residents due to the poor finances of this troubled corporation that has no retail tenants, unsold units, etc. all add up to a cash flow problem so they rent out parking.

    I wish we still had the Love Lane Parking garage it was close to our home a short walk and the guys were freindly.

  • stuart

    Wiley, are you wishing some of the posters had died in the storm?
    that goes beyond curmudgeon and enters the realm of the sociopath..

  • wksnyc

    @Gerry OK so some of the retail space in OBBP was flooded. What’s your point? Retail space was flooded all over the place. How about Red Hook? Should all businesses move out of Red Hook? Should the southern tip of Manhattan shut down too? Your hatred for all things OBBP is perplexing. Jealousy I guess.

  • Joe

    The building itself is a bit bland and the price steep for that area but there is demand for family sized apartments here in BH so who knows which way the wind will blow.

    I checked out 20 Henry last year and the 3BRs were sold out while the smaller units remained. I do wonder with the slow speed of the buildout (5 months late the last time I checked in) if 20 Henry will default on their close contract dates.

  • Gerry

    @ wksnyc – my point was that a flood, etc. had occured at One BBP and then bloger OBBP contradicted me said it was not so

    I have information that says YES One BBP had been flooded, etc.

    Y’all down in the OBBP flood zone have a problem or several problems I wish you well – dont shoot the messenger OBBP.

    I suspect tha OBBP is upset due to the slow sales, lackluster retail space that no one wants, etc. at this condo and ALL of the recent problems resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Gerry

    The good part of Huricane Sandy is that Mr. Crusty had disapeared for a while gave each of us a break from his nonsense.

  • Mr. Crusty

    @Gerry Out of the 28 responses in this thread, you are the author of 9. When do we get a break from your nonsense?

  • Mr. Crusty

    By the way Gerry, how is the rat problem on Montague Terrace? Also how do you like all those rowdie “outsiders” making noise and trash on the Promenade all night long? And doesn’t it bother you when those limos just keep their engines running while parked on the corner? How about the helicopter noise on the East River? And how about all those “disgusting people eating disgusting food from disgusting vendors” on your corner? Oh yeah, I forgot you called the SWAT team on them and got them removed.

    I could never live on such a horrible block. Oh, not so much because of all the above complaints spewed by Gerry over the last few months but because of it’s most famous resident, the prolific aqua center man himself.